Urban installations are an essential part of my work, it is what closes the cycle and gives meaning to my production. I believe in the transforming power of art.
I seek my own transformation, but also the transformation and change of people, society, culture, and humankind. A world in harmony is possible. For that to happen, we must make art visible, put it out on the streets, in the neighborhoods and squares, in public zones of cities and towns, make it visible where life takes place daily.
That is why I create big murals with the reproductions of my original works.
These murals are pasted on facades, fences, and walls with the collaboration of associations and collectives of local women, and are placed in very visible spaces.
Each watercolor paper that makes up the original piece is reproduced photographically before being sewed to the canvas, which allows me to have a high-resolution exact-copy of all the parts that the original piece is made of.
These digital reproductions are resized so that each one of them is 60x84 cm big and are printed on Blue Back paper.
Once the location has been chosen (wall, fence, crystal, etc.) we paste with a group of women from local associations, following my indications, each one of the large-format sheets which make up the collage.
This is how we collectively create a 'Colonized' just like the original one but with much bigger dimensions (2x2 meters).
These 'colonized' murals, on the one hand, generate a great on-site impact on the women that have participated actively in the creation of the installation (synergies, companionship, working on teams with a shared goal, etc.). On the other hand, it provokes a great visual impact on passersby, at the same time generating reflection and debate
regarding its content. What does it mean, what does this piece tell us? These actions take place in festivals, artistic encounters and similar acts.
If you are interested in them or you need more information you can contact me.
Mitgeres is a large-format documentary photography exhibition in the streets of Valls, aiming to become a reference and a solid proposal that brings documentary photography closer to the Camp de Tarragona counties.
It also aims to create a unique visual experience, studying photography from new perspectives and flooding public spaces with images - without neglecting traditional exhibition spaces - and establishing a link between the architecture and photography, revitalizing and vindicating it in the historic center of the city.
Mural action on the streets of Reus, part of the 8M - Women's international day - on the exhibition "Identities" from the Gallery Anknin's
The fourth InCadaqués International Photo Festival would like to invite you to dive into the world of photographic images and its creators. For ten days, the eccentric, Daliesque village of Cadaqués will become an open space for the work of 35 photographers from around the world with every old stone wall and narrow street turned into one giant canvas for their art. Galleries, cafés, restaurants and cultural venues are all come together to take part in the event. InCadaqués will be both an educational and aesthetic experience with an opportunity for the public to meet the photographers, and to learn about and acquire their work in such a way that collecting becomes creation. Limited editions and prints will be made especially and exclusively for InCadaqués.
Barri Gòtic, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Spain
Women's international day
From March the 10th to May the 23d, 2020
Marta Fàbregas with Fundació SETBA